Weight: 290 lbs.
High school: Perrysburg (OH) St. John's
Class: Redshirt sophomore
Jersey number: #60
Last year: I ranked Miller #42 and said he would be the backup center. He played in six games as the backup center.
Ricky Barnum was supposed to be Michigan's center going into the 2012 season, but the coaches made a last-minute switch in August practice and put Elliott Mealer there; the reason was reported to have been Mealer's snapping ability. That snapping ability was significant, because I don't remember a single bad snap all season. Unfortunately, the blocking was subpar. Miller played tackle in high school, but he's been almost exclusively playing center since he got to campus in 2011. As the starting center in the spring game, Miller had some trouble identifying who to block, but he did a solid job when indecision didn't get in his way.
The competition for the center position appears to be pretty close between Miller and redshirt sophomore Graham Glasgow. Brady Hoke and Al Borges consistently mention the battle, and a Media Day picture of the starting offensive line included two offensive tackles, two offensive guards, and . . . the two centers. It's unclear how the position will play itself out. Glasgow is 6'6", 303 lbs. and somewhat immobile. Snapping ability aside (because what outside observer really knows?), it looks like a battle between mobility and size. Usually, a guy with Glasgow's size is too big to be a legitimate option at center, but we'll see. I have expected Miller to win the job, but either way, I have a feeling the center position is going to be a little bit of an adventure this season.
Prediction: Starting center